The Body of David Hayes This is the rare cop thriller that would be right at home in Oprah's Book Club. Despite The Body of David Hayes ' convoluted bank… The Body of David Hayes This is the rare cop thriller that would be right at home in Oprah's Book Club. Despite The Body of David Hayes ' convoluted bank… 2004-04-06 Fiction
Book Review

The Body Of David Hayes (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 06, 2004; Writer: Ridley Pearson; Genre: Fiction

This is the rare cop thriller that would be right at home in Oprah's Book Club. Despite The Body of David Hayes' convoluted bank embezzlement intrigue and well-paced sting-within-a-sting plotting, we truly feel keyed in to how its characters feel. And boy, do they feel. Here's Liz Boldt upon hearing from her ex-lover six years after he made off with $17 million of her bank's money: ''Tears threatened behind a screaming in her ears. Fingernails on a blackboard.'' Her husband, Lou, a veteran Seattle cop, upon learning Liz's affair lasted longer than he'd thought: ''He carried the deadened countenance of a man poisoned by grief.'' Ridley Pearson cares deeply for these characters, now in their ninth outing -- and will never let them get away with their faults. Dr. Phil would be proud.

Originally posted Apr 09, 2004 Published in issue #759 Apr 09, 2004 Order article reprints